I've come across a few interesting things lately so I thought I'd share them with you. I'm a big fan of Raw for Thirty Days (how to be healed from diabetes in 30 days...amazing!!). Alex Ortner and his brother and sister (Nick and Jessica) have done some amazing research on the human body and I've found it fascinating how God has designed us with such incredible thought and detail.
They sent out some info this week by Jon Gabriel called "The 9 Primitive Fat Triggers In Your Life". If you had the opportunity to view Hungry For Change that came out earlier this year, Jon Gabriel was featured in that film. (If not, you can watch the first 20 min at the link I included. Please do...it's worth it!!) There is a 3-minute test at this link to find out your top fat triggers (why your body wants to hold on to fat). Take it here: http://www.gabrielcode.com/online/what-are-your-fat-triggers-1 There's a short video with it where John shares a little of his story about being 400+ lbs...you've got to see him now! What a story! (My #1 fat trigger is Toxicity, #2 is Lifestyle Stresses...feel free to share yours in the comments.)
Something else I discovered this week that I found interesting is the following:
One of the most common things I'm told is "I could never eat like you because it's just too expensive!" I'd like to challenge you to keep track of how much money you're spending on food for one month. I'm not talking JUST grocery store...track every trip to McDonald's, Chick Fil A, icecream etc... ANY food you eat, keep track of it in a notebook. When I first started on my journey to health, I did this and found I was spending approx $300/mo in the grocery but over $400/mo on fast food. It was crazy ridiculous!!! At that point I was eating fast food 2-3x a day. Even if I am spending the same amount on groceries now as before (I don't know, I haven't tracked it), I know for sure I'm saving at least $400 a month because eating as I now do (Clean and plant-based) keeps me away from fast food! Give it a try and then PLEASE don't tell me anymore how expensive eating healthy it!
Lastly...here's a fun little nutritional quiz I heard today and want to pass on to you. What food do we eat like a vegetable, call a vegetable but actually is NOT a vegetable? It's a grain! Click this link: Chocolate Covered Katie for the answer. I was surprised...are you?